06 October 2008
06 October 2008
Sigmatex has completed the installation of Liba MAX 5 multi-axial technology at its US facility in Benicia, CA, USA.
Manufactured by LIBA Maschinenfabrik GmbH of Germany, the MAX 5 offers state of the art capability allowing for the production of light weight multi-axial (NCF) stitched carbon fibre fabrics from large tow count fibres in addition to industry standard materials. It is also capable of processing demanding intermediate and high modulus fibres.
The Liba MAX 5 will allow Sigmatex to supply materials, previously supported by its UK operation, directly into the market from its US facility. Applications within aerospace, automotive, marine and industrial markets which require such capabilities can benefit from this advanced technology and increased product offering.
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.